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LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 13: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts while taking on the Utah Jazz at Staples Center on April 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 13: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts while taking on the Utah Jazz at Staples Center on April 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) Photo courtesy of sports.yahoo.com

 

Now you know we at SoCal Sports Annals could not let what happened at Staples Center regarding Los Angeles’ newly retired legend go by without showing some recognition and love, did you?

Let us show that love through photos and videos from last night’s epic final performance…

 

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Walking on the Staples Center court during his final game. Photo courtesy of sneakerbasedetroit.com

 

Full highlights of Kobe Bryant’s Final Game, scoring sixty points in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 101-96 win over the Utah Jazz at Staples Center – April 13, 2016

 

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Driving to the basket during the Lakers’ 101-96 win over the Utah Jazz. Photo courtesy of inquisitr.com

 

 

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Attempting one of his fifty shots during his sixty point performance, ending his twenty year career in purple and gold on an excellent note. Photo courtesy of thebiglead.com

 

FROM THE LOS ANGELES TIMES’ WEBSITE: Various celebrities saluting and giving homage to Kobe

 

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“Mamba Out!” Showing love to the fans, his family, and Southern California in his post game speech. Photo courtesy of viralsplash.net

 

Kobe Bryant’s post game speech after twenty years as a Los Angeles Laker, the first player in the NBA to play that long with one team

 

 

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 13: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers walks towards the tunnel after scoring 60 points against the Utah Jazz at Staples Center on April 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 13: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers walks towards the tunnel after scoring 60 points against the Utah Jazz at Staples Center on April 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) Photo courtesy of conservativeangle.com

 

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Engaging in a VERY well-deserved celebration, saluting the fans, and posing with his wife and daughters. Photo courtesy of theybf.com

 

COMING ON MONDAY:

We will have an article that will give a full appreciation and honor to a man who – except for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone – has scored more points than anyone in NBA history and whose place in the Basketball Hall of Fame is a 100,000% guaranteed lock.

Be sure you come to this site to check out what will essentially be part two of our homage to SoCal’s newest sports legend

#THANKYOUKOBE

 

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